9 June 2008

When Celebrities Network! Part 3 – Rand Fishkin

Following on from my previous Q&A’s with TV Star Gabby Logan and all-round-genius Danny Wallace, we’re moving on next to an internet-based celebrity. He may not be a TV or film star, but internet guru Rand Fishkin (aka Randfish) is very well known in Search and Social Media circles… Rand Fishkin Rand has been an internet user for over 15 …

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9 June 2008

When Celebrities Network! Part 2 – Danny Wallace

Following on from Part 1 with Gabby Logan in which we learnt that TV’s nicest sports presenter has been busy setting up her own Social Network, we’re continuing our series of celebrity social media interviews today with a best selling author and comedian… Danny Wallace Danny is a multi-talented entertainer of epic proportions. He probably came to most people’s attention …

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9 June 2008

When Celebrities Network! Part 1 – Gabby Logan

Regular readers of this blog will know that as well as a keen interest in Social Media and Search, I’m also a bit of a web 2.0 celebrity-watcher. I subscribe to a number of celebrities blog feeds, have a few famous Facebook friends and like most people these days I have a sad interest in what famous people are doing …

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5 June 2008

Choosing Web 2.0 Baby Names

As regular readers may know, I will shortly be extending my social network by a very significant extra body, with the birth of my first child at the end of June. As somebody new to the whole process, I am struck by how difficult it is to choose a suitable name for my unborn progeny. But it occured to me …

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2 June 2008

Facebook Reacts Firmly To Rival Network

There is a lot of controversy swirling round the blogosphere at the moment after a move by Facebook to stop users from mentioning rival social ‘network’ Wadja anywhere on the site. What most of people reporting on this issue fail to remember is that Wadja and rival network Yuwie have been the subject of massive amounts of user spam on …

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2 June 2008

Facebook Growth Predictions

I was taking a look at my Facebook ‘Active User’ stats this morning, as you do, and I wondered where we might get to by the start of 2009 if current growth rate continues? So, I added some trendlines (with my limited Excel knowledge!) and projected off to the end of the year, and below is the result. If everything …

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27 May 2008

Facebook Allows Mini-Feed Importing

I noticed something new when I logged in to Facebook this morning – a little "import" button at the top of my mini-feed on my profile. It’s actually quite unusual that I even spotted it, as I (like the majority of people I would imagine) very rarely actually look at my own profile, preferring instead to navigate Facebook from the …

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24 May 2008

Facebook IS Not Gone Yet – On Blackberry Anyway

I don’t know if anyone else who has the application has noticed this too, but what happened to RIM’s promise to get rid of the enforced “is” from Facebook status updates? I received an email from RIM a few weeks back prompting me to download an update to the “Facebook for Blackberry” application, with the only “new feature” listed being …

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22 May 2008

Blogging in Strange Places

As I mentioned yesterday, the release of the Typepad for Blackberry application means I now have the ability to blog from pretty much anywhere I like. As if to demomstrate the wonderful freedom of this, I am writing this entry from the District Line on London’s Underground, on my way in to our offices. But it got me thinking – …

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